Today, I’m sharing my October favorites with you. For the past few weeks, I kept running across ideas for this blog post, but I didn’t write them down. I thought to myself, “I’ll remember that one when I get to my computer!” Well, hello! Mental-pause is here and nothing stays put in my brain for long. Does that happen to you? I need to keep sticky notes close at hand!
My first favorite is more of a “sew thankful” kind of thing, but I thought I would share it sooner rather than later:
In response to the fires in Napa and Sonoma counties, quilts are being collected for Happiness is a Warm Quilt. So many families and individuals have lost everything in these fires. I really appreciate the generosity of the quilting community in times of need!
I love the new fabric line, Blue Carolina, by The Tattooed Quilter for Riley Blake Designs. It is just filling my blue infatuation perfectly!
The new book, Sew Advent Calendars, by Debbie Shore has just been released and the timing couldn’t be better. It is full of the cutest ideas to make your own advent calendar for the holidays.
I’m discovering the world of truffles and I was so glad to see this post from Truffle Addict on how to make healthy truffles at home. Yes, really! These would be perfect for the upcoming holidays as well.
I just made these Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies yesterday and I had to share! The recipe comes from Monique at Ambitious Kitchen, and they are the perfect October treat! I have pinned so may recipes from that website; it’s definitely worth a visit.
And lastly, we are traveling to Austin tomorrow to visit our granddaughter (and her mom and dad). How could I not be rooting for the Houston Astros to win the World Series, when sweet Amelia, is such a huge fan! Go Astros!
Note: My monthly favorites are not sponsored by anyone. These are picked by me “just because”. They are something I would tell my friends about and that definitely includes you! Do you have any favorites you’d like to share?